As I was gripping my fist, pounding the desk and cursing, it hit me; I realized that–gosh darn it, these assholes and bullies are my teachers! What a gift! And the bigger the asshole is, the bigger the gift was! Instead of cursing, I should be thanking them. Wow! Thank you!
America, in parallel to my personal experience, I see that the American people have a huge teacher now, too. America, the teacher is teaching. Learn from the lessons, my friends!
Professor Massimo Pigliucci of CUNY-City College hosts a podcast called Stoic Meditations. The episodes are really short. I tend to hit play; and it would end in a blink of an eye. A bit of a criticism for the professor: The audio quality or perhaps the way it is delivered results in a slightly muffled audio that is sometimes difficult to follow and goes by very quickly. It is, after-all, only 2-minute long.
That said, the latest episode caught my attention and had me replaying the episode ten million times. It is about Epictetus’s discourses, Book 3, Chapter XXIV.
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